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Monday, November 7

Distraught With The Lack Of Recognition For His Birthday, Dan Gets Stupid.

Boss: (handing me papers to be filed in court tomorrow) “I’m going to postdate these papers for tomorrow. What is it, the 8th?”

Me: “Yup, day after my birthday.” (internal monologue) “Wow, I’m more pathetic than I thought.

Boss: (visibly uncomfortable) “Oh . . . today’s your birthday? Happy Birthday.”

Me: (sweating) “Thanks.”

Boss: (still uncomfortable) “Yeah.”

9 Comments:

ahhh...I'm sorry! ((((Big Hugs))))

<--- Knows how that feels!

HAPPY B-DAY B.I.

-r.a.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:26 PM  

Better that than your office makes a big deal about it. For my birthday before last, my secretary bought a cake, sent an email around to the entire firm, and dragged reluctant coworkers into my office to sing to me. It was awkward on so many levels. First, I was on the phone with my boyfriend *and* playing solitaire when the whole firm, partners and all, walked in. Second, half of them didn't even know my name so it got real silent at the part where they sang "happy birthday to [muffled sounds]." Very awkward.

Oh yeah, and happy birthday!

By Blogger Lizzie, at 9:18 PM  

Oh, happy birthday! And next year? Bring in cupcakes for everyone. That should clue 'em in.

By Blogger AJ Gentile, at 10:55 PM  

Well, B.I., it could have been much worse. You could have been way too excited and told him it was your birthday.

Today's my birthday, Sir! You would have lost a wee bit o'respect. Though it would have made for a funny post.

By Blogger Kelly, at 9:15 AM  

that's funny. My boss, sang to me and then had everyone who came into his office for a meeting, come out and find me and sing to me. I'm not sure which is worse.

Happy Birthday!

By Blogger Heather B., at 10:48 AM  

The only thing more awkward than trying to alert the office that today is your birthday is trying to subtly drop clues that Administrative Professional's Day (aka Secretary's Day) is just around the corner. Tactless? Yes. But there are exactly two days a year I can anticipate chocolates on my desk and I am milking them them like a bloated heffer!

By Blogger Cupcake, at 12:10 PM  

Last year no one at work knew when my birthday was, so I got a cake and a card when they realized they missed it.

Now that they know when my birthday is, this year I'll have to wear the stupid birthday cake hat.

By Blogger Rabbit, at 1:16 PM  

that's a funny exchange ...

I had the funniest comment ever about what I do to let people know about my b-day. but it's your day. and your blog. so I'll be quiet now ...

happy b-day

By Blogger The Assimilated Negro, at 6:10 PM  

oh man, that's more funniness out of you. i'm going to be sad when your birthday(s) are finally over. did you know it's lisa at lisawhiteman.com's birthday, too? i swear, it's like national Birthday Day. i don't even think the mail was delivered.

By Blogger ducklet, at 11:15 PM  

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